Friday, February 29, 2008


SHITE !!!!



Pretty shite month - played when tired as working too much. profit is less than bonus+rakeback

6 Paks-117
Bonus / Rake1086
Fixed Limit-690
No Limit 1381


1) Winning an WPT / EPT package from a 70 Eur Sat worth 10K EUR (not included in figures as sont know how much will be package and how much entry)

2) Littlewoods throwing in a GUKPT pacakge worth £1500 with 1) above.

3) I played some beautiful poker at times on Ladbrokes.


1) Playing when tired and losing.

2) lost it one night - 1st time for a long long time.

3) That 1000-1 beat in poker million qualiffyer hence I never made final.

Good luck all - some shit sports figures to follow also :(

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Played poker million qualifyer for 3 hrs + I am dish 5 left for 3 seats to poker million final qualifyer worth 1600$.

Game # 936,395,598 starting.Dealing Hole Cards(10h 10c )

happymaxy called for 1,000big
TR foldeddish went all-in for 11,793.24
skilly2 folded1prophet folded
happymaxy called for 10,793.24Dealing the Flop(Ac Qh 10d )
Dealing the turn(5s )Dealing the river(5d )happymaxy wins 25,086.48 with Four of a Kind, Fivesdish has left the tournament in 5th place, winning $120


Just hit a 6 outer in 750$ cash pot v same guy making me feel slightly better !!

Monday, February 25, 2008


Another special landed - shame about the max bet limit

Thursday, December 27, 2007

A brit to win best actor at 7-1 at Laddies.This is massive as the fav will be British (Daniel Day Lewis) - unfortunatley max stake £20 on web.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Fortuntely did not cost too much but sick as out.

Virgin Aspers festival qualifyer lose race 21 left and 11 seats.

Qualify for virgin 100kEUR 900 runners or so - I am 100 of 200 left 50 paid. Anyway 3 limpers 100 200 flop 982 rainbow - bet pot and get one caller - turn is a 2 and i bet 1.3* pot all in and get called - at this point Im hoping my J and T are live also having 14 outs - I am absolutely delighted when i see some muppet has called and more than pot bet with 10 7 for an up and down straight draw. I cant believe he makes this call - river is of course the 6 the only card that can get me beat - sick as out (Awful awful call then terrible beat :((((( )

Lost on Laddies also an 80 20 midway in.

Thank you and goodnight :(

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Hardly played this week as have been working 9 till about 9 most days.

However i have had a good solid night on 5 10$ NL tonight - played about 5 short sessions and won in all 5 and played some real solid poker v a couple of drunks etc. Tryed to delay getting the cash in after recent run and was able to milk some good hands for max value. Anyway was £500 down for month (excluding packages won) before tonight and am now in the green for the month.

I treat myself to the 10k EPT final again tomorrow for 500EUR.

One of my worst months ever sports betting though so need to have a few decent poker sessions to get overall level for month.

Off to watch us get spanked off Man U tomorrow although I would love it if we beat them - love it !!! - were still in this title race .... etc etc :) !!!

Good luck all

PS I still have not played Betfair since leaving but have seen Mr Silent has donated his 23k$ Stax prize of WSOPE package to charity. Buy in 500$ and all entrants up to 46 then prize gos to winner but entrance fees of $500each to charity- anything above this will be added to prize pool - a nice touch.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I have heard this is one of the best events for the Craic and did not realise it was Easter weekend meaning I lterally would only need 1 day off work as flights direct from toon to Dublin.

Hence Im going to have a look about for best way to try and qualify. I think Betfair has a 3 setas gtd coming up for 550$ and will have 50$ qualifyers for that - if software reliability improves I may try that route. Otherwise I may open an account with the main sponsor Paddy power and try that route.

I think buy in is about 4k Eur so would not want to spend to much trying to qualifyer. I may put 500$ into PP and give it a shot from there.


Reminer this is on tonight if you have 10000 player points.

I think this will be a 16 hr job though as only turbo for 1st 3 hrs or so but 1/3rd of field is paid.


Finally got my hands on a seat last night but nov via the stars route I had been trying.

Played a 70EUR qualifyer which I won on Monday which got me into 500EUR final . This was on Littlewoods who have been adding some value to these type of events (Thanks Animal for info which I read on his blog) - an example is that win one of these and it sounds like you also win a GUKPT pacakge worth an additional £1500 in Manchester although I will await confirmation this was the case as not 100% clear but sounded that way.

Anyway the pacakge won is worth 10K Eur overall and i need some clarity on what it can be spent on. The way I interpret it is that it can be used as a buy in for any EPT or WPT event and then any difference between 10K EUR and entry will be paid into account for travel and expenses etc. Will keep you updated as I receive info. I am hoping there is no use buy date on it as I am really struggling for any holiday at the moment and would love to play one of the WPT events later in the year and combine it with a holiday.

Feeling rather rough so will post more as I know more.

Gl all


Session on the drink yesterday - I reckon 10 pints max and i feel soooo sick.

I can remember the days could drink all day and get up and play footy (badly) the next morning.

Soap age 34 and finished :D

FlashBadger exit hand

Just read on GUKPT web site the exit hand of Graham Clarkson AKA F- Badger (blog linked from my mine and very good read).

This is proper sick exit and interesting ruling - I dont play live much so have no clue on rulings. However put yourself in his shoes - how would you have played hand?

Crazy baby, check this out!
Dharmindar Buttar raises the blinds from late position and gets a call from Graham Clarkson on the big blind. It must have been sote voce ‘cos Buttar turns over his cards. He has a pair of 88’s. Ian, the tournament director is brought over and the rule is given that now Buttar can only call and may not bet or raise throughout the remainder of the hand. The flop comes 7Q5 and Graham bets 20k. This is called by the pocket 88’s of Buttar. The turn comes 9 and Graham announces all-in for his remaining 35k. Buttar thinks and calls it. Graham turns his cards over now and he has KQ and top pair. The river, however is a 6, making a straight for Buttar and sending Graham Clarkson to the asylum.

And now Kato .................


Just woke up in middle of night with huge hangover and seen massive drift on Kato for the gold cup. By a long way my favourite ever horse which has won me fortunes and I had 2 ton at 3-1 for gold again this year.

Must be injured or something and completes a sick month for me.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Think I need few days off as sense Im out of control.

Every single bluff i make its like they can see my cards - I just bet pot into 1000$ pot at 10 20 NL on ace high board and get called from K 10 (2nd pair 10 kicker) - think he was pished as instant call after i had raised on turn big with little. I seriously cant do one thing right and have dropped a fortune this week in poker and then also has some large sports bets chasing that lost also.

I have £300 on Wichita Lineman tomorrow at 9-4 and if that gets beat I need to give up poker betting for a few days as seriously playing above limit at poker then too high bets at sports.

1st time i felt a bit out of control for about a year.

PS some of the hands i lost lately at 5 10 and 10 20 NL makes me thing that pushing with the nuts late at night will be a massive +EV tactic - think I might try this instead of pushing with crap or draws all the time.

Off on lash all day tomorrow with my mates then need to sort my head out. Think I wnet on tilt this week when my boss did not give me 2 days vacation i wanted for Cheltneham.

Anyway time to explore beer / wii etc over the weekend. However will play the 2 million $ freeroll on *s on Sunday - check it out if you aint already.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Running rotten at the moment. Played my best poker for a long time in the 110k gtd on Mansion tonight. I got a stack over 10k with no hands.

Anyway 90 paid Im about 45th and 100 left and I am all in KK v AK to go top 20 and river is an ace and Im gone.

Then I qualified via the 70Eur qualifer for the 500Eur EPT final on Sat before realising thats my birthday all day sesh so will be hammered when play final.

Anyway Happy Birthday to me for tomorrow and lets hope the luck changes.

Looks like I will make 2 days for Cheltneham festival Thur & Fri which will give me something to look foward to.

Monday, February 11, 2008

AFTER 7 HRS PLAY now down for night

Missed the lot :( although have to admit I was expecting to see AK not AJ based on his previous play. EG I thought i would be ahead. I was still about 60% fav though.

Game #5373086313: Hold'em NL ($10/$20) - 2008/02/11 - 00:13:26 (UK)
Table "PocketRockets" Seat 5 is the button.
Seat 1: borg123 ($4353 in chips)
Seat 2: face_off ($2508 in chips)
Seat 3: stickybil sits out
Seat 4: ME ($887.08 in chips)
Seat 5: Sean28055 ($1282 in chips)
Seat 6: Bubblibub sits out
borg123: posts small blind $10
face_off: posts big blind $20
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to ME [8d 9d]
ME raises to $40
Sean28055: raises to $100
Bubblibub sits back
borg123: folds
face_off: calls $80
ME: calls $60
----- FLOP ----- [Jd 7d 9h]
face_off: checks
ME: checks
Sean28055: bets $333
face_off: folds
tME: raises to $787.08 and is all-in
Sean28055: calls $454.08
----- TURN ----- [Jd 7d 9h][6h]
----- RIVER ----- [Jd 7d 9h 6h][7c]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
ME: shows [8d 9d] (Two Pairs, Nines and Sevens, Jack high)
Sean28055: shows [Ah Jc] (Two Pairs, Jacks and Sevens, Ace high)
Sean28055 collected $1882.16 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot $1884.16 Main pot $1882.16 Rake $2
Board [Jd 7d 9h 6h 7c]
Seat 1: borg123 (small blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: face_off (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: ME showed [8d 9d] and lost with Two Pairs, Nines and Sevens, Jack high
Seat 5: Sean28055 (button) showed [Ah Jc] and won ($1882.16) with Two Pairs, Jacks and Sevens, Ace high


200$ event over 3000 runners I made last 100 but never stacked late in game.

In the end i bottled pushing b4 my blind at 10k 20k with 15k antes and ended up on BB.

I only had 10 5 offsuit and SB pushes - pot is 45K plus his push for another 70k. So its 60k to call into 115k pot and I am 82nd of 84. I should have passed this but worked out I had odds versus and non overpair holding and that his range was massive and most probably i was 40 60. I called he had 1010 and im gone.

In hindsight I think this call is bad and I should have pushed one of next 2 or 3 hands instead hence very annoyed at myself - but blog is warts and all as I have said before.

Anyway 1200$ for 80 oddth is better than nothing but 4* entry return after 6 hrs+ seems a bit lame !!! and had my eyes on 100k plus for winner ;) LOL

Anyway anyone with lots of player points on Stars should check out a great freeroll next Sunday - 10000 FPP to enter and 1 in 3 get some sort of pay. Should be huge field and good fun.

Also played a qualifyer on Virgin to try and get a seat as Aspers festival at Newcastle but donked a stack off.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Ok decided to play the 9 seater qualifter to the Poland event as 1 seat but 6 other cash prizes.

Huge danger for me is if I was lucky enough to win then will massively struggling to get time off will just need to cross fingers - I will still go for win if get heads up and hope can change or convince boss to give me time off.

9 players

1st seat for Poland EPT + Hotel + 1000$
2nd and 3rd 1750$
4th and 5th 1000$
6th and 7th 525$
8th and 9th 0

1st target dont be 8th or 9th. - Acheived 7 runners left.

just had pot 100 200 blinds possy 2 raised to 500 by some1 and called - Im playng 3k see KK jam and get called by 1010 and holds. 7 left I am chip leader.

Now 6 left and 2 of us have 2k more than others. Other chippie mega aggressive and won a big post with marginal 77 holding. Aim is to move up 1 slot then pick him off. 6 left i just reraise all in with marginal holding v raise from smaller stack with fold equity which works as he passes - marginal chip leader again.

Ok down to 5 now gtd 1000$ - not interested in moving up 750$ need to go for win now and if move up 750$ then so be it. Currently 2nd but all closely grouped blinds 150 300 av stack 5k.

5 left 1 is short - the mega aggressive player just got lucky and won huge pot to go to 12k im 2nd on 5.8k. Now 4 left chip leader gut over 15k he will be hard to beat from here. Hes pushing a lot hand needed !!!

Shite - he pushed again - I had 1010 and pretty sure this was good so call - I have 1010 v J 8 and he spikes 8 Im gone in 4th :( for 1000$

FFS NL do 1

FFS - Can i please lose a buy in with out a good read for once - had him on AK seen him play draws like this over and over again.

Game #5360199553: Hold'em NL ($10/$20) - 2008/02/10 - 01:29:02 (UK)
Table "Prizepool" Seat 1 is the button.
Seat 1: ME($540 in chips)
Seat 3: taxes ($3393.54 in chips)
Seat 4: Pstfrous ($1222.71 in chips)
Seat 5: Anonpg1 ($4924 in chips)
taxes: posts small blind $10
Pstfrous: posts big blind $20
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to ME[5h 5d]
Anonpg1: raises to $80
ME: calls $80
taxes: folds
Pstfrous: folds
----- FLOP ----- [4c 3c 4h]
Anonpg1: checks
teambean: bets $125
Anonpg1: raises to $4844 and is all-in
ME: is all-in $335
Returned uncalled bets $4,384 to Anonpg1
----- TURN ----- [4c 3c 4h][Kh]
----- RIVER ----- [4c 3c 4h Kh][Ks]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Anonpg1: shows [Kd Jh] (A Full House, Kings full of Fours)
ME: shows [5h 5d] (Two Pairs, Kings and Fives, Four high)
Anonpg1 collected $1108 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot $1110 Main pot $1108 Rake $2
Board [4c 3c 4h Kh Ks]
Seat 1: ME(button) showed [5h 5d] and lost with Two Pairs, Kings and Fives, Four high
Seat 3: taxes (small blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Pstfrous (big blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Anonpg1 showed [Kd Jh] and won ($1108) with A Full House, Kings full of Fours

Saturday, February 09, 2008


I have been playing the steps on *s and done pretty well and am now at the last stage of trying to qualify for a EPT event via stt's. Still a big chance I leave with nothing but started at 100$ so I have enjoyed the ride.

Anyway I am in a bit of a predicament now as didnt realise only 3 EPT events left. I am really struggling to get any time off at the moment and definately would not be able to play San Remo event. Poland I would struggle but this has cash prizes for 7 of 10 players in STT so maybe my preffered option. The one I could probably get time off for is Monte Carlo but only 1 prize as 10K EUR buy in except the seat so 80% chance I leave with nothing.

Anyway my paper value is now 2100$ which means nothing as I cant cash it - also it says not transferrable etc etc even if I won something. maybe i should have read the terms before starting.

Anyway not sure if will play the final game tonight or Sunday but will post results when I do and what i decided to go for.

Link is below - any advice appreciated or whether stars have let them transfer seats from say an ept event to the wsop etc?

Friday, February 08, 2008


Probably what I consider my home of poker - however last straw tonight when dropped again in the 1st decent multi I was able to play for a while - it disconnects so often now its a joke.

I really like 3 things about Betfair - banking, bad players and multi structure but these are now far ouweighed by shit customer service and disconnections. I am going to play elsewhere for a while - will still post on forum etc but sites beyond a joke.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Valuable lesson for this young lady. Stick to quality Newcastle bred gents like Gazza or Beardo :) !!!

I sat watching MOTD hoping for a 2 footed tackle on the Chelsea left back - no joy this week hopefully next.

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Just lost £200 atfixed limit and am absolutely gutted. This is the worst standard 10$ 20$ table I ever sat at on Crapto and if you read this get on it now as I need to go out.

Definatley the worst standard 10 20 FL game i ever played - I had 6 2 or 3 outers v me in 1 hour hence a bit sick.

Get on it now its free cash if can avoid v bad beats